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MSHA releases report on powered haulage fatality at crushed stone operation

Jan 17, 2014

MSHA releases report on powered haulage fatality at crushed stone operation

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a September 16, 2013, fatality at a crushed and broken limestone operation involving a 58-year-old truck driver who was killed after the truck he was operating went ...

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MSHA releases report on front-end loader fatality at limestone operation

Jan 16, 2014

MSHA releases report on front-end loader fatality at limestone operation

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a September 18, 2013, fatality at a crushed and broken limestone operation involving a 56-year-old front-end loader operator who was killed when he was engulfed by material ...

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MSHA realigns district mine inspection boundaries

Jan 10, 2014

MSHA realigns district mine inspection boundaries

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has announced that it has made some changes to current district office boundaries and assigned inspection areas for its Metal and Nonmetal program. The changes took effect October 1, 2013. MSHA says the jurisdiction over the ...

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Metal/nonmetal mining fatalities increase by 6 in 2013

Jan 07, 2014

Metal/nonmetal mining fatalities increase by 6 in 2013

The metal/nonmetal mining sector saw 22 fatalities in 2013, an increase of six fatalities compared to 2012, according to preliminary data the Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released on Monday. MSHA notes that 2013 fatalities remained at a record low ...

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Unchecked Enforcement

Jan 01, 2014

Unchecked Enforcement

MSHA’s first enforcement measures for POV leave more unanswered question.   by R. Henry Moore and Jessica M. Juraksko, Contributing Editors     The “far-reaching implications” predicted by the National Mining Association (NMA) when the final Pattern of Violations (POV) Rule was announced in January ...

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Ensure proper equipment guarding

Dec 31, 2013

Ensure proper equipment guarding

Guarding citations are among the most commonly issued paper at many aggregates operations. From Jan. 1-Dec. 2, 2013, an estimated 1,529 guarding citations were issued to sand and gravel producers, while an additional 1,042 were issued to surface stone producers. To improve ...

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La capacitación en seguridad es un ART

Dec 30, 2013

La capacitación en seguridad es un ART

En su Capacitación Anual de Refuerzo, deje atrás la maratón de videos y haga que sus trabajadores se involucren con actividades divertidas (Click here to read this in English.) A medida que se acerca el 2014 piense en cómo implementar una Capacitación ...

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4 Tips for Keeping Annual Refresher Training Engaging

Dec 30, 2013

4 Tips for Keeping Annual Refresher Training Engaging

(Leer este en Español.) As 2014 approaches, consider how you will implement effective and informative annual refresher training. Part 46 Annual Refresher Training (ART) requires each miner to receive a minimum of 8 hours of annual refresher training at least once every ...

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Top Safety Citations of 2013

Dec 30, 2013

Top Safety Citations of 2013

As the year draws to a close, consider a new year’s resolution regarding safe operations during 2014. Safe work practices not only protect workers, but also your bottom line. Below is a list of the top 10 citations issued by the ...

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A Cheat Sheet to Safety with Proper Personal Protective Equipment

Dec 26, 2013

A Cheat Sheet to Safety with Proper Personal Protective Equipment

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) have put together best practices for safety and personal protective equipment (PPE). Here’s an at-a-glance look at the agencies’ tips: 1.  Eye Protection Safety glasses should be worn ...

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Work safely around conveyors

Dec 24, 2013

Work safely around conveyors

According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), the most common belt conveyor accidents occur when a miner is: Caught between a conveyor belt and an idler or pulley; Caught in a drive chain or gear drive; or Trapped between major components ...

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MSHA Alert: Bank Safety

Dec 23, 2013

MSHA Alert: Bank Safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a December 13, 2013, fatality at a sand mine. The incident involved a 53-year-old utility worker with 19 years of experience who was killed when a bank collapsed and engulfed him. He ...

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